ASHEVILLE, NC- December 15, 2011 -A pristine blend of Americana, bluegrass, R&B, and roots music will be heard across eastern Tennessee when Underhill Rose, an all-female trio from North Carolina, launches its 2012 tour in The Volunteer State. The band is set to play the first of a two show weekend at Knoxville’s Preservation Pub 2nd Floor Speakeasy on Thursday, January 12th at 8:00pm, followed by a trek northwest on Friday, January 13th at 9:00pm for a performance at Machiavelli’s in Bristol.
Led by Eleanor Underhill, a sultry voiced banjo picker and Molly Rose, a powerful songstress with a dazzling stage presence, the trio captures a unique fusion of styles and harmonies with a true mountain sentiment. The announcement of the first 2012 dates is an important step for Underhill Rose, according to Molly. “What a great way to begin the New Year! Starting in Tennessee, with an opportunity to extend our following in the region is a dream being realized,” she said. “I cannot wait to share our music and stories with everyone.”
Coming off of a fruitful year in 2011, Eleanor says the group is ready to capitalize on its success. “Underhill Rose made a lot of great strides this year,” she said. “We released our first album, played a number of high profile shows, and solidified our organization with new management, booking agents, and a publicist. We’re ready to take this foundation and ‘make some noise’ next year.” The addition of Salley Williamson, an upright bass player, has transformed the female duo to a trio. “We’re very lucky to have Salley,” said Molly. “She has brought something special to the band and I look forward to hitting the road with her next year.”
In addition to the shows in Tennessee, the Underhill Rose has announced concert dates in Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina; Roanoke, Virginia; Thomas, West Virginia; and a coveted showcase appearance at the Carolina ShowFest in Charlotte, North Carolina. The group also plans to release its first music video of the fan favorite, “Who Brought the Sun,” in the beginning of 2012.